Greg Giraldo is in critical but stable condition in a New Jersey hospital after reportedly collapsing from an accidental prescription drug overdose.
Giraldo is a comic’s comic, a razor-sharp wit who might be best known for his scathing appearances on several Comedy Central Roasts, although he’s appeared regularly on Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn, Root of All Evil, Last Comic Standing and his own failed sitcom Common Law (Giraldo is no dummy – he’s a Harvard Law School graduate).
Many comics deal with depression, and Giraldo has fought addiction issues most of his adult life. As you can imagine, the press vultures are all over this, claiming it was a suicide attempt. Giraldo’s management says it was an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. Only Giraldo knows the truth.
I wrote recently about how many brilliant comic minds have left us too early, and I am hoping and praying that I don’t have to add Greg Giraldo to the list. Whatever the reason for the overdose, the important thing at this time is for him to survive and recover. If he does, knowing Giraldo, he’ll turn this episode into classic dark comedy.
VIDEO: Giraldo performing September 24th
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